Deserted & On To Healthy Hair

girl with pink hair, girl with messy bed head, behind the mirror, deserted & on to healthy hair

Bear with me, this is going to be a stretch…

On Sunday night I did not watch the Super Bowl. Rather, I proceeded as I would on any other Sunday night. (more…)

Winter Body Ready pt. 2

Amanda Teague, Behind the Mirror, Winter Body Ready

When I was in high school I wore Bath & Body Works Cucumber Melon body lotion every single day, without fail. (You could totally tell from my pic, right? Like, I just look like that type of girl, I know… there is nothing else I can do.) I also wore a Jansport backpack with a Phish patch, sewn on by yours truly, which I paired with Birkenstocks that I still own and now wear with my Marc Jacobs skirts, thanks Phoebe. Do with that what you will, clearly the amount of free time I have in my thirties is relatively the same as when I was in my teens. (more…)

meh nah no ew

meh nah no ew, behind the mirror, girl with freckles, girl with very curly hair, girl in lacy bra (more…)

Growing Out Bangs

Jane Birkin being photographed in a white shirt, Jane Birkin, Growing out Bangs, Behind the Mirror

I have given up on the dream that I could look like Alexa Chung, Brigitte Bardot, or Jane Birkin. Why? Because, they have bangs. Bangs are a lot of fun to get, and a lot less fun to get rid of. Like the house guest you thought it would be fun to hang with for a couple hours because you didn’t have anything to do, but here it is 5 hours later, really wanting to go to bed, and they are still here, with the remote, and now they are choosing which Girls episode we are going to rewatch? When it is time to go, it is time to go. Au revoir! I should know better given this is probably the 144th time I have cut bangs and then decided a few months later to grow them out.

brigitte bardo in red scarf, behind the mirror, growing bangs out

Pins, Pins, and more Pins.
These are in every pocket of every pant, every coat, and every bag I have right now.
Viviscal Hair Growth Supplements.
Everybody needs a little help sometimes.
Sheer those suckers.
This has helped me the most and I am very excited to share this trick with you. It is the first time I have done it, so if it is old news to you, skip to the next idea. Either have your hairstylist or do it yourself, but take the sheer scissors (not regular hair cutting scissors, sheers!) and thin out the bangs so they blend more with your hair. Once you take the weight out, start to push them to the side.
New Dos.
So, for about two weeks after the holidays I wore a bun on the top of my head. The tippy top, since that was as far as my bangs would reach. This works because you can use the pins to hold the bangs and cover it up with the bun. Especially, if it is a messy bun. All good just-rolled-out-of-bed-french-hair has a messy bun.
Embrace YOUR hair.
This is a big one for me. As much as I whine about wanting just-rolled-out-of-bed-french-hair, truth be told, embracing the hair you have with confidence is what works best. Forget the fact that I don’t wash or brush my hair everyday, but when I do, I don’t blow dry or style it what so ever. My hair does what ever it wants to do, but because I am totally fine with it, so is everyone else. Because, if we are really being honest, my hair could look 3,000 times better.
Alexa Chung with Bangs, Behind the Mirror, Growing out Bangs

What other tricks are out there? Come on, give me some in the comments because this is a rough time for me…

***beauty always comes from within, photos from here, here, and here, xoxo behind the mirror***

This is Not About Shaving

not a post about shaving, behind the mirror, amanda teague, legs with boots, legs with shaving, legs with conditioner

Some time ago, in a long forgotten land, also known as my apartment, I put up a post on how to shave. Frankly, no one cared, no one commented, and it had about zero page views. (more…)

Love is Love

xoxo written in lipstick, behind the mirror, love is love (more…)

Winter White Eyebrows?

Amanda Teague, behind the mirror, winter white eyebrows

There comes a time in every young girl’s life when she looks at a magazine filled with beautiful models and says to herself, “I would like to look like that.”


Spending the Day Off…

girl lying in bed, girl lying in bed with messed up blankets,behind the mirror, spending the day off

My whole life I have been “on the go.” I couldn’t stand to not be out and about, “spinning my wheels” as my mother would say, not really doing anything. It’s part of the reason I think I have blended so effortlessly into the New York culture. (more…)

Ruff-ing it: A Beauty Guide for Furry Friends

Beauty Guide for Dogs, cockatoo in the snow, Cockatoo in snow clothes


As told to Behind the Mirror by Stacy Spire.

Like many New Yorkers, there’s no hiding it; when it comes to our dogs it’s not just love it’s an obsession. (more…)

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